From wolf howling trips and wife-carrying to 'kiiking' on a swing, this country offers a range of unique experiences. Visitors wanting to embark on new adventures and try some serious out-of-the-box experiences need look no further than Estonia. From wolf howling trips and wife-carrying to 'kiiking' on a swing, Estonia boasts a range of fun and audacious experiences.
The destination, famous for its 2,222 islands, specialist saunas, enchanting forests, craft beers and delicious food, offers visitors of all ages the opportunity to experience a fascinating range of quirky activities that no other country can offer.
Below are seven of the best quirky activities in Estonia.
There is something about wolves in the wild that instantly takes visitors to a fairy-tale-filled world. Around 200 wolves live in Estonian forests and have been inhabiting these lands for over 10,000 years.
Even if extremely difficult to spot them, as nocturnal and shy creatures, local tour operators like Natourest offer visitors the opportunity to take part in 'howling' trips. Tourists can embark on a magical night-time safari and, if the evening is particularly clear and there is no wind, they will hear them howl.
Estonians have a special connection with wolves and a few selected guides have learned how to howl. During a howling trip, a guide will choose the most suited spot in the forest to howl and, if the pack is near, wolves will howl back creating the most magical of moments. Natourest offers eight-day long 'mammals tours' during autumn in Alutaguse, Estonia's largest forest area, covering most of its north-eastern part, with the opportunity to spot elks, brown bears, ringed seals and beavers.